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Covid chaos cancels Jersey EasyJet flights

Covid chaos cancels Jersey EasyJet flights

Monday 04 April 2022

Covid chaos cancels Jersey EasyJet flights

Monday 04 April 2022

Two Jersey routes were among those to be cancelled by EasyJet this weekend as covid wreaked havoc on the airline's workforce.

On Saturday, it emerged that EasyJet was having to cancel around 100 flights the following day due to the number of staff infected with the virus. Last night, the airline said that it was having to cancel around 100 more.

Among those cancellations were flights between Jersey and London Luton and Glasgow on Sunday.

The London Luton flight was due to arrive at 12:30 and take off at 13:00, while a Glasgow flight was due to touch down at Jersey Airport at 15:25 and depart at 15:55.

The airline told Express this morning, however, that it did not anticipate that any more Jersey flights would be cancelled this week.

“As a result of the current high rates of covid infections across Europe, like all businesses easyJet is experiencing higher than usual levels of employee sickness,” a spokesperson said.

“Unfortunately, as a result it has been necessary to cancel two flights from Jersey to London Luton and Glasgow today. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause to customers on these flights.”

They added: “Customers have been contacted and provided with their options which include rebooking onto an alternative flight (we do have flights today operating between Jersey and London Gatwick for Luton passengers to transfer on to) or receiving a voucher or a full refund.

“We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.”

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